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Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, played in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesteray afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary's mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play and enjoy an ice cream while Arlen's two older sons - who are 5 and 7 - were in school.

(SUSAN DOUCET Monitor staff)

PHOTO: Ice cream break at Beech Hill Farm

Friday, August 29, 2014

Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, plays in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesterday afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary’s mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play and enjoy an ice cream while Arlen’s two older sons, ages 5 and 7, were in school. … 0

FairPoint declares impasse in labor talks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

FairPoint Communications has declared an impasse after four months of labor negotiations, while more than 1,700 workers for the company were advised by union officials yesterday to be on “standby” for a possible strike or lockout. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Communication Workers of America accused FairPoint – which provides telephone … 1

CCSNH job portal to link employers, job seekers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new online job-finding service gaining traction at NHTI will be rolled out at five more community colleges this fall. Earlier this month, NHTI launched a free job portal for students, alumni and community members. The new service has resume-building tips and links employers and job seekers in the Community College System of New Hampshire. The plan is to expand the colleges’ job-posting … 0

With Market Basket back in business, employees are all smiles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Enxhi Shtino could have been at the beach yesterday. But she was at work, and smiling all the brighter because it had been almost a month since she last donned her blue smock and stood behind a cash … 5

They have their market back

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Customers and employees were ecstatic to return to Market Basket stores yesterday, following the news late Wednesday night that Arthur T. Demoulas would be returning to the company. Shoppers congratulated employees at local Market Baskets - some even … 0

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to Arthur T.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business. Market Basket said in a … 5

Concord Hospital, Crotched Mountain among Arts in Health grant recipients for 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An adaptive dance program at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center and a series of workshops for health facilities in the North Country, among others, will receive additional support in the year ahead through the New Hampshire Arts in Health Care grant program. The New Hampshire State Council on the … 0

Crested Butte to be Bud Light’s ‘Whatever’ town

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Some people in normally laid-back Crested Butte, Colo., are not up for “Whatever” – a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad … 0

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. Burger King said yesterday it will buy Tim Hortons in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s third largest fast-food … 12

Concord Food Co-op shops for its own farmland

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Concord Food Co-op is in the market for a farm. Director of Development Greg Lessard said the co-op is looking to both expand its produce selection and its all-natural catering business by adding a farm to its two New Hampshire stores. “What really started this entire thing … 1

Downtown: Recipe for healthy downtown housing is a hard one to cook up

Monday, August 25, 2014

The 30-odd apartments in the Vegas Block in Concord are empty. What happens to them next is anyone’s guess – and the city’s dream. Since the building was declared uninhabitable due to a litany of fire and life-safety code violations earlier this month, the blighted brick building became … 1

Global Impact: Boscawen’s Elektrisola sends products to Brazil for auto manufacturing

Sunday, August 24, 2014

If you worked at a chocolatier, wouldn’t you hope the company holiday bonus included some merchandise to take home? You wouldn’t if you worked at a wire manufacturer. “Wire. It’s just not that flamboyant of a product,” said … 0

Business notes for Aug. 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently announced that it will support the Greater Meredith Program’s Sculpture walk with a $5,000 donation to help maintain and update the display. The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by Bank of New Hampshire was held Aug. 11 at the Laconia Country Club. The event … 0